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No plans to postpone CPL 2020 – tournament organisers
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No plans to postpone CPL 2020 – tournament organisers

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) officials have emphasised it is too soon to make a final decision on the potential rescheduling of this year's T20 competition.

The CPL, launched in 2013, is set to run from August 19 to September 26 but doubts hang over the fate of the six-team tournament due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The rising number of COVID-19 cases around the world has led to a complete halt of sporting events with several cricketing series also deferred indefinitely.

"CPL has been in constant communication with our medical advisors in recent weeks, as well as speaking with Cricket West Indies about the current situation with regard to cricket around the world, and at present, there has been no discussion about moving the event," the CPL organisers stated in a media release.

"CPL believes it is too early to make such a decision, but this is an evolving situation and we are carefully watching how events unfold in the Caribbean and around the world."

The cash-rich Indian Premier League has been postponed until April 15 with no certainty over plans to recommence the league.

Meanwhile, England's County Championship has been delayed to May 28 as the UK government has announced a lockdown to combat the spread of the virus.